Author Archives: Joy

Ship Harbor Trail, Southwest Harbor, ME

Ship Harbor Trail, part of Acadia National Park, is an easy dog friendly hike in Southwest Harbor, Maine.  This 1.3 miles figure-eight loop located on the “quiet side” of Acadia, skirts the rocky coastline and winds its way through forest.  The first loop is an easy hike on a gravel surface, perfect for paws not […]

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King Philip’s Hill, Northfield, MA

Hike through history on a dog friendly walk at King Philip’s Hill, in Northfield, MA.  During the winter of 1675/6 the Wampanoag chief, Metacomet, called “King Philip” by the colonists, used this bluff overlooking the Connecticut River for his encampment during King Philip’s War.  Today the remnants of the trenches and bank fortifications are still […]

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Satan’s Kingdom, Northfield, MA

In the spirit of Halloween, we’re taking you far off the beaten path to Satan’s Kingdom in Northfield, MA.  Yes, there really is a place named Satan’s Kingdom in Massachusetts!  But don’t let the name of this unincorporated community scare you.  Satan’s Kingdom is a tranquil dog hike along an old logging road that is […]

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Jordan Pond Path, Mount Desert, ME

Jordan Pond Path in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, in Maine is a moderately challenging dog friendly hike.  This loop trail is 3.2 miles with views of The Bubbles (South and North Bubble Mountains) and the pristine waters of the pond in the glacially carved valley.  To access the trail, follow the signs […]

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